Corona Virus, Leave Starbucks Alone
On Christmas morning, after gifts were opened and before the extended family celebrations began, my husband and I went to Starbucks. It was like an extra gift to us that no one was in the drive thru. It was like the Starbucks angels were sitting there waiting on me to show up. But they weren’t. The friendly voice on the speaker greeting me with “what can I get started for you today” was silent. Thinking their speaker may be on the outs, we pulled up to the window. Window closed. Lights out. No overly energetic 20-year-old hipster standing at the register. It was then that I realized they were closed. On a day I really needed them. I was stuck in the uncomfortable dichotomy of being disappointed that I wouldn’t get my grande café latte, almond milk with sugar free vanilla and knowing that it was the right thing for Starbucks to do for their employees. Letting those tattooed, long haired friendly people stay home to celebrate the holidays with their families was the Christmas spirit.
That’s how I feel about the corona virus shutting down my life.
It sucks. Pardon my turpiloquio (that’s as close as we are getting to Italy for a while), but I am so bummed that my........
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